Semarapura, Bali (ANTARA News) - One person was killed and 23 others went missing when a traditional boat with 33 people on board capsized in Jungut Batu waters, Nusa Penida, Klungkung District, Bali province.

"The boat was carrying 33 people, including the crew. Ten people were rescued by fishermen, one was found dead, and 23 others are still missing," Kabir, secretary of Toya Pekeh village, Nusa Penida sub district, Klungkung District, said here on Wednesday.

A joint search and rescue (SAR) team consisting of personnel from the Navy, Water Police, and Benoa harbor administration, has been mobilized to look for the missing passangers.

Rescue boat 202 "Sea Rider" was been deployed in the search efforts.

The ill-fated boat captained by I Made Longor capsized on Tuesday (Sept 20) at 00.00 local time while transporting members of a traditional music group to their village in Toya Pakeh from Jungut Batu village in Nusa Penida District.

The cause of the boat accident was still being investigated by local authorities.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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